Can you draw a continuous line through 16 numbers on this grid so that the total of the numbers you pass through is as high as possible?
Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.
Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
Try grouping the dominoes in the ways described. Are there any left over each time? Can you explain why?
Place this "worm" on the 100 square and find the total of the four squares it covers. Keeping its head in the same place, what other totals can you make?
Who said that adding couldn't be fun?
This is an adding game for two players.
There are three baskets, a brown one, a red one and a pink one, holding a total of 10 eggs. Can you use the information given to find out how many eggs are in each basket?
Investigate what happens when you add house numbers along a street in different ways.
On Planet Plex, there are only 6 hours in the day. Can you answer these questions about how Arog the Alien spends his day?
Mrs Morgan, the class's teacher, pinned numbers onto the backs of three children. Use the information to find out what the three numbers were.
Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.
The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?
What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?
Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?
Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 34. For an extra challenge try the huge American Flag magic square.
Fill in the numbers to make the sum of each row, column and diagonal equal to 15.
Fill in the missing numbers so that adding each pair of corner numbers gives you the number between them (in the box).
As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?
Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?
Move from the START to the FINISH by moving across or down to the next square. Can you find a route to make these totals?
In this 100 square, look at the green square which contains the numbers 2, 3, 12 and 13. What is the sum of the numbers that are diagonally opposite each other? What do you notice?
This activity is best done with a whole class or in a large group. Can you match the cards? What happens when you add pairs of the numbers together?
How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?
Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.
Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?
These caterpillars have 16 parts. What different shapes do they make if each part lies in the small squares of a 4 by 4 square?
In this problem you have to place four by four magic squares on the faces of a cube so that along each edge of the cube the numbers match.
Arrange the numbers 1 to 6 in each set of circles below. The sum of each side of the triangle should equal the number in its centre.
On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?
Claire thinks she has the most sports cards in her album. "I have 12 pages with 2 cards on each page", says Claire. Ross counts his cards. "No! I have 3 cards on each of my pages and there are. . . .
In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?
There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?
Woof is a big dog. Yap is a little dog. Emma has 16 dog biscuits to give to the two dogs. She gave Woof 4 more biscuits than Yap. How many biscuits did each dog get?
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.
In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?
Place the digits 1 to 9 into the circles so that each side of the triangle adds to the same total.
Can you find 2 butterflies to go on each flower so that the numbers on each pair of butterflies adds to the same number as the one on the flower?
Cassandra, David and Lachlan are brothers and sisters. They range in age between 1 year and 14 years. Can you figure out their exact ages from the clues?
Jack's mum bought some candles to use on his birthday cakes and when his sister was born, she used them on her cakes too. Can you use the information to find out when Kate was born?
Sam got into an elevator. He went down five floors, up six floors, down seven floors, then got out on the second floor. On what floor did he get on?
Lolla bought a balloon at the circus. She gave the clown six coins to pay for it. What could Lolla have paid for the balloon?
A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?
Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to make all the different orders for 9 families?
Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.
Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?
Vera is shopping at a market with these coins in her purse. Which things could she give exactly the right amount for?